Chris Murdock

Chris Murdock is the cofounder and senior partner of IQTalent Partners. Chris has more than 12 years of executive recruiting experience and leads search execution and client relationships while supporting searches across the firm. Prior to founding IQTalent Partners, Chris was a sourcer with Yahoo!’s internal executive recruiting team in the corporate offices in Sunnyvale, California. Previous to Yahoo!, Chris was an associate in the Menlo Park, California, office of Heidrick & Struggles, where he recruited for software, hardware, professional services, and semiconductor clients. Before Heidrick & Struggles, Chris worked in the retail practice of TMP Worldwide in Atlanta, Georgia. While with TMP Worldwide, he worked on CEO, general merchandise manager, and various VP- and buyer-level searches. Chris earned a bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University.

Inside Recruiting April 14, 2022
14 Active Candidate Sourcing Strategies to Build Your Talent Pipeline

Are you looking to fill your talent pipeline by sourcing qualified candidates - both active job seekers and passive candidates? If so, you're in luck! Below are 14 candidate sourcing strategies that will help you find top talent. Best of all, most of these strategies are free or low-cost. So get started today and watch your candidate pipeline fill up fast! In this competitive hiring...

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Inside Recruiting December 9, 2019
Take Your Time — Even Under Pressure: The 4 Secrets of Successful High-Growth Hiring

So business is booming, and you need to expand your team to keep up? Congratulations! And be careful. You should make all hiring decisions with care, but this is especially true for hiring decisions during periods of high growth. Bringing new employees into your growing startup is a momentous and somewhat intimidating process. Your employees are your greatest asset; they decide the...

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Inside Recruiting October 4, 2019
5 Questions to Ask Before Outsourcing Your Executive Search

There is a lot riding on any search for a new executive. Whichever candidate you choose will have a substantial effect on your culture, engagement, and business goals. This particular hiring decision can lead to immense consequences — positive or negative. For that reason, many organizations choose to hire outsourced executive search firms for assistance. However, simply hiring an...

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Smart Tech April 22, 2019
For Best Sourcing Results, Blend the Old-School Approach With the New

It can be difficult to keep up with all the new tools, technology, and trends entering the sourcing industry every day. However, rather than looking at these developments as challenges, recruiters may do well to view them as opportunities to become better, more effective professionals. Here are a few ideas to help you supplement your sourcing strategies with new tools and tech: Invest...

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Smart Tech April 1, 2019
4 Ways AI Makes Recruiting More Human

It seems like we simply cannot stop talking about artificial intelligence (AI). AI has dominated the headlines over the last few years, and it has slowly become inescapable even in our personal lives. Gartner predicts 85 percent of all customer service interactions will involve chatbots by 2020. What's more, the research firm has even boldly forecasted that the average person will...

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Inside Recruiting March 13, 2019
Don't Wait for Applications: Why Active Sourcing Is Better Recruiting

According to research from Lever, one in every 72 sourced candidates is hired, compared to one in every 152 applicants. That makes sourcing more than twice as efficient as "organic recruiting," by which we mean posting an ad and focusing your recruiting efforts only on the candidates who apply directly to the role. Of course, sourcing requires a more active approach to recruiting. If you...

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Inside Recruiting March 4, 2019
3 Ways to Boost Your Candidate Engagement Strategy Today

The "diamond recruiting process," as we call it at IQTalent Partners, is about finding imperfections in your recruiting and sourcing strategies and fixing them. It's about building a recruiting process that enables recruiters to start their searches narrow, expand their searches to fit their target talent pools, and narrow down again to bring only the best candidates to the...

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Smart Tech February 25, 2019
As Candidate Sourcing Evolves, We Need to Hold Onto the Human Touch

Over the years, candidate sourcing tactics have evolved dramatically. We've transitioned from the old-school brute-force methods of manually identifying candidates to smarter, more technologically driven processes. However, while artificial intelligence (AI) and automation can speed up many of the tasks on a recruiter's to-do list, sourcing seems to remain as taxing as ever. This is...

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Inside Recruiting February 13, 2019
Hiring in a Tight Market: 4 Ways to Fill Roles When Talent Is Scarce

In times of low unemployment, your sourcing, recruiting, and engagement efforts need to be especially strategic. With fewer active candidates in the market, hiring is rough no matter how you slice it. You could settle for less qualified hires. You could try to get by without hiring anyone at all. The better option, however, is to adopt these four hiring strategies to recruit more...

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The Innovators February 6, 2019
How to Encourage Employee Voice and Increase Employee Engagement

We know employee engagement is essential to higher-performing teams and more successful companies. Why, then, do so many companies — established organizations and startups alike — still ignore it? When the C-suite focuses on generating revenue while totally ignoring employee needs and relationships, the company is destined to fail. One of the best ways to improve employee...

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Inside Recruiting January 30, 2019
Your Ideas About Millennial Workers Are All Wrong

Millennials are currently the largest generation in the US labor force, accounting for more than one in every three workers. As more and more of these workers have joined the workforce, we've all heard a wide range of claims about who they are and what they want. Many of the stereotypes surrounding millennials accuse them of being subpar employees and bad hires. Millennials are commonly...

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Inside Recruiting January 11, 2019
The 4 Keys to Good Candidate-Recruiter Relationships

Good candidate-recruiter relationships should be a top priority for both candidates and recruiters. Being open, honest, and trustworthy benefits both parties. Recruiters will make more placements and better serve their clients with high-quality talent, and candidates will find the roles that are truly right for them. Here are four things both candidates and recruiters should know about...

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